Many More Words About Babies

So me, Kate Middleton, and Kim Kardashian, huh? Can't say I ever thought I'd be part of thatrio. It's so absurd, it almost sounds like the beginning of a joke: Holly, Kate Middleton, and Kim Kardashian walk into a bar. Except the next line would have to be "....and each order a non-alcoholic beer," which probably wouldn't make for a very lively joke at all. Or a very lively evening. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your wonderful comments and congratulations on my last post. I cannot tell you how warm and fuzzy I felt when I read every single one of them, and I am not ashamed to say that I teared up time and time again at such a generous outpouring of love. Seriously, thank you, all of you, for your heartfelt words of happiness. It makes me smile that I made you smile, although I do sincerely apologize to the people who said I made them cry as well. I hope you were wearing a good mascara that day. 

It did make me laugh a little how many people said they'd been expecting this. I guess I haven't been as poker-faced as I'd thought, because the first thing my sister screamed when I told my family was "I KNEW IT!!!!" and I've had three friends shout "You're pregnant!" before I've even finished telling them the news. Come to think of it, all three of those friends shouted it right after I turned down some form of booze—actually, two of them didn't even get that far; they just asked me what I was drinking and I said "well...", which makes me wonder whether I may perhaps need to re-examine my drinking habits once I'm back in the saddle—but what tipped the rest of you off? Was it my sudden obsession with lemons? The time I mentioned how unwell I was feeling in England? The fight with the guy at Safeway? Whatever it was, I'm grateful that everyone was tactful enough not to mention that they just thought I'd been hitting the cheeseburgers a little hard lately. (I mean, I have been hitting the cheeseburgers a little hard lately. But I'd like to think there's some baby in there too.) 

Wait, look, there is! 

Do you see it? I know these things often look like Rorschach tests, but I can definitely spy a cute little profile and a button nose and some pouty lips amongst all the fuzziness. And that tummy! Look at the tummy! This was taken way back in January at twelve and a half weeks, so I'm sure he/she is now shaving and reading Kierkegaard, but oh, what an amazing thing to have an actual real-life picture to look at, however outdated and slightly creepy. 

I am now currently almost eighteen weeks along, and my due date is July 27th, 2013. If you have been paying attention—and I don't expect you to; this only occured to me a few weeks ago—Sean and I first met on July 28th, 1996. That means that if this baby comes when it's supposed to, it'll show up one day shy of seventeen years to the day its parents first laid eyes on each other, which is kind of cool, I think. Also, when it takes you sixteen years and 364 days to have a baby with someone, you get to make all kinds of hilarious jokes like "do you think we're moving a bit too fast?" and "you know, I'm not entirely sure I know him well enough yet." 

One of the things I was really excited about was telling our families—first grandchild on both sides!—which we did over Christmas, when I was almost ten weeks along. My mother, as it turns out, had been watching me like a hawk for the first few days I was home over the holiday break, apparently holding hushed press conferences with my father in the kitchen—"WELL, SHE DIDN'T HAVE A GLASS OF WINE!"—and my sister had been quietly suspicious for the last few weeks when she accidentally saw the search query "pregnancy dry mouth" in my google history while staying with us in San Francisco, but they were all still sufficiently thrilled when we handed them the "Christmas cards" we wanted them to open anyway.  

What, what, what??? Paris? Hawaii? The spa? 

Oh, good enough I guess. 

I did wonder if it was a little strange to give someone a picture of your uterus pasted into a card, but nobody seemed to mind, although we took a slightly more conventional route with my in-laws and held it up to the webcam on Skype ("...we've just got one more present for you..."), where it elicited much joyful screaming on Christmas morning. 

As for my team at work, who I only told earlier this week—although I suspect my burgeoning girth was starting to give it away and/or prompt a few raised eyebrows and pointed comments about donuts behind closed doors—I dropped it into an otherwise routine Tuesday meeting (having cleared it with my boss, of course), by asking if anyone might have any pertinent feedback on "a special project" I'd been "working on for a few months" but didn't expect to "launch until July." 

Man, that uterus gets around!

Anyway, I'll stop my incessant babbling about babies now—and will do my very, very best not to turn this into a yawn-worthy "all pregnancy talk, all the time" sort of blog over the next few months—but I just wanted to stop in quickly and let you all know how much I appreciated your kind congratulations on my news. I feel slightly verklempt knowing that so many people are wishing good things for us—the fact that I feel slightly verklempt over everything these days should not diminish that sentiment in the least—and I have this lovely little picture in my head of being able to one day sit down with our child and read him or her all these wonderful words from people all over the world. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much. 

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Camels & Chocolate
Feb 21, 2013

You forgot Jessica Simpson! I read a story in one of those celebrity rags about how poor Jess' pregnancy is being overshadowed AGAIN--this time by the Royal Baby and the Kanydashian offspring--but now she becomes fourth in line to baby Burns. Speaking of which, what will his/her surname be? You could just merge your initials and make it Baby BS! No? Not workin' for ya? And are you going to find out the sex? (Knowing you, I'm guessing yes, as you make my Type A planner ways look relatively mild...)

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Cristina
Feb 21, 2013

Congrats again! As far as I'm concerned you can babble about babies all you want.

Our 19-month-old was two weeks overdue. Turns out he was waiting to be born on the day we had first met as well. (And by the way, July 28th is our wedding anniversary: you obviously don't care about that, but you know date coincidences of whatever sort is something no one can refrain from (over)sharing).

Wishing you the very best for the journey ahead.

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Ashley
Feb 21, 2013

I know I told you this on your last post and on twitter, but I'm just SO happy for you and Sean. Although I sure hope you and Sean know each other well enough after all these years. ;)

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Caline
Feb 22, 2013

OMG! *I* was born on 27 July quite some many years ago! It's an awesome birthday to have - I always thought that the combination of numbers (27/7, or as it goes in the US, 7/27) looks particularly nice together, but perhaps that's just me?

By the way, you are positively *glowing* in that office announcement picture!

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Deepa Menon
Feb 22, 2013

I am so happy for you, stranger I have never met! This what one of the many things I love about the internet, besides the cat videos (OMG, have you seen this one: http://cuteoverload.com/2013/02/21/duck-duck-fail/)--the kinship with strangers, springing up over the course of a few paragraphs on screen. I have been reading you since I heard your blog mentioned by Sarah at Que Sera Sera. She was not exaggerating about you--it's been a treat reading your blog.
Anyway, enough blabbing. So very very happy for you and Sean and the little sonogram.

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Robin
Feb 22, 2013

Oh, I don't mind if it's all pregnancy all the time. I'm ENDlessly fascinated by it all, even having been through it twice myself!

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Jo
Feb 22, 2013

Still so excited for you guys!! Great way to announce it to the family and love how you told your workmates too, nicely done :) I don't mind if it's 'all pregnancy all the time' either. I'm wedding planning at the moment (and re-reading your wedding posts) and (all fingers crossed and ducks aligning), babies will be in our future post-wedding so I'd like all the fabulous insights I can get!

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Charlotte
Feb 22, 2013

I have to echo that I certainly don't mind "all pregnancy talk, all the time", as it will undoubtedly be done with your usual humour and charm, as this is! Once again, congratulations, lady! (And Sean!)

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Begonia
Feb 22, 2013

Congratulations! What a lovely way to tell your family about your pregnancy!!

This gave me goosebumps..."My due date is July 27th, 2013. ..... That means that if this baby comes when it's supposed to, it'll show up one day shy of seventeen years to the day its parents first laid eyes on each other"

I will keep my fingers crossed so that the baby is born on the very same day you two met all those years ago..

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Sarah
Feb 22, 2013

It's very difficult to see the keyboard when you're all welled up like this. Fortunately I can touch type.

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Becca
Feb 22, 2013

Such wonderful news! I saw the title of your last post in my Google reader, and I SUSPECTED, but I was at a meeting and wanted to "save" it. So pleased for you!

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Christy
Feb 22, 2013

My mom's due date with me was 7/27 and I arrived 7/28 (and I've always been a day late and dollar short for everything since). Good days to have a baby. Congrats again!! Loved how you made your announcements!!

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CA
Feb 22, 2013

Please DO turn it into all baby all the time! With just a titch of home decor tossed in for good measure!

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mjb
Feb 22, 2013

My due date last summer was 26 July, or somewhere thereabouts, which I don't remember as I didn't have the baby until 6 Aug! So I hope yours is much more on schedule than mine was!

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Marcheline
Feb 22, 2013

Holly Burns: Mommyblogger. Has a kind of nice ring to it, no? 8-)

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Holly
Feb 22, 2013

Keep the baby talk a-comin'!

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Alli
Feb 22, 2013

Congratulations!! I don't know what it would mean for your "brand" and all that, but--having just done it for the first time--pregnancy is kind of awesome and I think everyone should get a free pass to gush/whine/revel in it while they can. To be able to experience it at all is such a gift, and I don't think you should have to be all forced ennui about it. Yay babies!!!

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Anna Louisa
Feb 22, 2013

Ditto everyone else...I don't have a problem with the baby talk! :). For me it was a little more radio (blog?) silence than usual, and the profession of lemon love. Lemons were one of the only things that sounded good in my first trimester :)

www.anna-bird.com

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AC
Feb 22, 2013

Thank you for this update. It's lovely to see how you broke the news to your family. And please keep writing about the baby!
My son was born on his due date, but you never know with babies, they come out when they are good and ready.

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Paule Anne
Feb 22, 2013

I am so very delighted for you & Sean. You will no doubt be excellent and fun parents. Felicitations!

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Home Sweet Sarah
Feb 22, 2013

What *I'd* really like to know is if you've thought about baby names. Sholly? Hean? I'd pronounce that like Han, as in Solo. What about Seany? Cute for a girl, no? Or Seall. Ooooh! I think we're onto something! ;-) Kidding aside, congratulations again!

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Erin Etheridge
Feb 22, 2013

This is so wonderful! There's nothing in the world like it, and I'm so happy for you both. Speaking of verklempt, when I was pregnant with my first (for now I have TWO! gaaah my second son is eleven weeks), I cried through the entire second half of "Dan in Real Life." A friend of mine cried through "Click"—you know, the Adam Sandler movie that almost nobody has seen. Both were meant to be comedies.

Here's to unabashed emotional moments for the next several months! Oh, who am I kidding? For the next several years.

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Carrie (in MN)
Feb 22, 2013

I'll add my voice to those saying please do babble on about pregnancy and babies. My youngest are 13, but I still love reading about pregnancy and babies, and you write so well!

And I'll say I was suspicious that this was happening because you weren't writing very much so I thought maybe you were otherwise occupied.

So happy for you and Sean - you guys have a beautiful love story.

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KateMc
Feb 22, 2013

Please write about whatever you like! I love your writing and I love babies, so personally I'm good either way.

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Amy
Feb 22, 2013

I'm crying over this! Not pregnant, though. I just remember how sweetly you discussed wanting a baby when we were at Camp Mighty two years ago and I'm so excited for you both! xoxo

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Tamara
Feb 22, 2013

I can't wait to see the gorgeous creature you two have created and also the nursery you'll put together for aforementioned gorgeous creature... Many congrats!

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Diane
Feb 22, 2013

Please write as much as you like about your pregnancy! I'm on vacation from Portland Oregon - right now in Florence, Italy & the husband thinks I'm nuts because I'm all teary about your news. Just because I feel as though I know you from your beautiful and sometimes hilarious writing, this being one of the lovely ones. Thank you for sharing.

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Karly
Feb 22, 2013

Holly, I didn't comment yesterday, because my spacebar is missing from my keyboard and making me crazy. However, spacebar or not, I decided that I just had to tough it out and tell you how happy I am for you and Sean! I cried yesterday and got a little teary again today, thinking about your Christmas surprise to your families. I, for one, am excited for all of the pregnancy and baby updates to come!

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gina
Feb 22, 2013

I'm so happy for you! I have been checking this blog consistently over the years waiting to hear when this was going to happen. :-) What great news! I've been following you since I lived in Brazil seven years ago, and have been hooked into your writing and your travels ever since. I'm so glad to follow along some more on this new little adventure! And I'm due May 25th with our first--a little girl. I wonder if you'll want to find out the sex before or if you'll wait? Part me of me thinks you'll want to know, based on all of the planning and organizing I've witnessed over the years. :-)

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sparkling74
Feb 22, 2013

I laugh because I think about how nowadays, people hand out their ultrasound pictures like their business cards and it's totally normal. After watching season 3 of Downton Abbey with 2 pregnancies, and it's the 20s or 30s, it's funny to think how times have changed. They did keep using the word pregnant (I thought they had to use "in a family way" back then) but they were so stodgy about what a pregnant woman can down. Imagine what those people would think today with your uterus up on the office wall at work? I love it! Still chuckling!

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susie g
Feb 22, 2013

congratulations, holly!!!!!! the way you shared it with your work and family had me in stitches!

The amount of glee and sheer happiness I feel for a total stranger and her upcoming child is downright insane. And awesome. And please, blog more. Daily. Hourly. We can't get enough of this baby Burns, so don't hold back an ounce!

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Michelle
Feb 22, 2013

Oh my goodness congratulations! I haven't fully caught up on my blog readings in this last week, but wow was this a couple of lovely ones to read. So very happy for you...and truly loved the way you expressed it words. So wonderful!

Starting with the last post, these might want to be the start of the story of Baby Burns that you could turn into a book for the little one when they get older as a keepsake.

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Sonja
Feb 22, 2013

Congratulations!
You've found the sweetest, creative ways to spread your news - much better than my phone call to my friend that went something like this "It's me. I'M SO PREGNANT!!!"
I'm very subtle.

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Procrastamom
Feb 22, 2013

I didn't suspect anything, but after your announcement I went back and read your last few entries. The one that struck me the most was in your 2012 New Year's recap, you said that you were feeling "happier and fatter." The clue was there all along and I missed it. So happy for both of you and hoping you do deliver on July 27th, as that's my wedding anniversary (22 years)...I won't forget that birthday.

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Becca
Feb 22, 2013

Oh Holly - I am so excited for you and Sean! I have been reading your blog for years, literally years and I couldn't be happier for you both. You are at the beginning of a truly amazing and fantastic journey. Go buy yourself a loofah on a stick, soon it will be hard to reach your feet.

My daughter's initial due date was 7/27/2010 of course she took her own sweet time and didn't make an appearance until August 6th.

Sit back and enjoy the ride.
~Becca

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Annika
Feb 22, 2013

Congratulations! I am as happy for you as any stranger on the Internet could be.
And that uterus looked great! Can't wait to hear more about it!

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Heather
Feb 22, 2013

Congratulations! I am in agreement that pregnancy talk is welcome, but that could be because we are one and done and I want to live vicariously! And I think 7/27 would be a fab birthday; having given birth in early August myself no way will I wish a past dates delivery on anyone. :)

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Ceci Bean
Feb 22, 2013

Congratulations! I must have missed your post a few days back, but how exciting!

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Sandy
Feb 22, 2013

How crazy is it to be super excited to meet a stranger's baby over a blog? Ha!

Look, I'm not saying you look pregnant in your Christmas party photobooth pictures but you look "different" - that was the first clue, in some it seems like you're hiding your tummy. Also, you kept posting pictures of Sean with alcohol (Germany) or Sean's alcohol (V Day) but no pictures of your alcohol or you holding a glass of bubbly on your birthday or Christmas coffee with Bailey's or anything like that. Speaking of Christmas, the lack of a Christmas post meant that something happened at Christmas and you didn't want to share (as soon as I read your news there was a huge message in my brain (flashing in neon letters that read: "SHE TOLD HER FAMILY AT CHRISTMAS, DUH!"). Also, The part in your New Year's list where you said you're happier and fatter. (I was secretly expecting an announcement after that.) Also, The end of your birthday post when you say 33 is going to shape up to be better than 32. Also, like everyone else when I read all about the lemons... but I've never been pregnant so I didn't think much of those. It did kind of cross of mind though. Also, when you wrote about your Christmas party you mentioned veggies and dip but didn't talk much about yummy drinks. The most recent clue: Your birthday "hair" picture - like in the photobooth pictures, something looks different, maybe the way you posed with your hand on your waist or the way your shirt drapes over your belly? Not sure. Also, lack of mimosa in your Instagram bday breakfast in bed picture. And your milkshake picture with the two straws and your friend "getting it" I though hmmm one drink but two people are drinking it? Maybe Sean maybe a BABY! But overall, your lack of posts was a HUGE clue - I thought you were either very busy or very pregnant!

You did throw me off in your lemon post when you mentioned that "nothing else particularly exciting is going on in my life right now..." - and I thought, maybe she's NOT pregnant and I'm just a weirdo who comes up with pregnancy rumors (maybe I should work for one of those gossip magazines!) but turns out you were bluffing!

But congratulations again! I don't mean to be a weirdo freak but I'm just very very very good with details and guessing who's pregnant and who's isn't pregnant (I blurted out "YOU'RE PREGNANT" to both my sister [both of her pregnancies] and my best friend [one pregnancy - and I immediately told her she was going to have a girl and she did!] at the beginning of their pregnancies when there were no other clues.

Congratulations again! Keep the pregnancy details coming! I can't wait to see Baby Slinsky-Burn's nursery!

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Nothing But Bonfires
Feb 22, 2013

Sandy: Whoa, that is super comprehensive! Can't put anything past YOU! I think maybe half to three-quarters of your clues were correct (no Christmas post for no other reason than because I was only really home for a few days and was super busy; we did have spiked eggnog at the party that I talked about!; Sean and I just split the milkshake with two straws because it was enormous; general lack of posting was because I WAS really busy at work!) but I love that you were looking for signs. And you were right!

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Sophie
Feb 22, 2013

Congratulations you guys! Lovely news.
I was another one waiting for the announcement, especially when you posted about the new years malaise. I'm due July 15th and was suffering horrid morning sickness over Christmas and New Years, so maybe I was in tune.

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Jessica
Feb 22, 2013

I am so excited for you and Sean to have a baby! You both seem like lovely people and having a baby is one of the best things ever. Plus, this kid is going to have an awesome nursery!

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honeypops
Feb 22, 2013

LOVE the Christmas announcement! How do you come up with such brilliant ideas! I'm thrilled for what's to come!

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Valery
Feb 22, 2013

I have about 45 unread posts in my reader but chose this one first because I am so stinkin' happy for you and couldn't wait to read more. I hope you share a lot of baby-related posts - would love to see nursery planning and maternity style and bump photos!!

And since I catch up on my blogs while nursing, I can't help but think about our closeness in dates (my son born 7/31/12) so not only do I get to relive my pregnancy of how I felt this time last year through you (we shared at Christmas too!) but I get to imagine you, this time *next* year, as I am now, sitting rocking your 6.5 month old at 10pm and silently convincing him to have a great night of sleep prettyprettyplease.

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Karen
Feb 22, 2013

One day long ago I accidentally categorized your fabulous blog into the "parenting" section of my reader. I never fixed it, I just waited for this day. :)

Congratulations!!

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Erika
Feb 22, 2013

I'm so excited for you two! First baby on both sides! I would not mind hearing about the pregnancy/baby all the time. Not that I'm nosy but babies are just so wonderful!

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edj
Feb 22, 2013

Ah, talk about it all you want. I loved your various ways of announcing it. Makes me want to tell you all about the ways I announced both my pregnancies! (Hint: one was twins, and my husband drove through all the red lights afterwards)

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Ana
Feb 23, 2013

I just found it out reading your tweet, and I had to come to your blog to say: CONGRATULATIONS!!! OMG you two will be such a great parents, and given the fantastic way you told your families (I want to receive a card like that from my brother!!) I'm sure anything you tell us about your pregnancy or your baby will be so fun and we'll love to read it, so write all you want ;-)

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Chiara
Feb 23, 2013

Thrilled for you and Sean! Excited to read whatever it is you choose to share and do hope there will be a nursery post and photos. Im due June 4th with my third (gak! I sound like a breeder) and last and know that we are having a little girl. Her two big brothers are very excited. Congratulations again!

I was due July 27th last year, and my little girl ended up showing on the 29th. I tried desperately to squeeze her out on the 28th - grandpa's birthday! - but she wasn't having it. Congratulations! I've been lurking on your blog for a long time but had to stop in for a moment and share your happiness. I, for one, look forward to some pregnancy/baby talk in future posts!

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jasmine
Feb 23, 2013

oh wow congrats! can't wait to meet him/her!

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Lisa
Feb 23, 2013

Yay!! Congrats to you and Sean - it is the best, most incredible experience to have a child. One of the Lululemon bags has the saying ("Children are the orgasm of life"). Yup, true. A little, um, odd, for a Lululemon bag, but nonetheless true. And please, do all the baby writing you can in this blog. I want to hear every detail! (well, not the gross stuff, but you know, everything else).

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Tifany
Feb 23, 2013

Congrats! I don't think I've ever been more excited for someone I don't know lol. I've been a long time reader, and lately whenever I read your blog I wonder if this will be the time you'll announce a pregnancy...not that I've noticed any clues, but more just hoping on my part because it just seems like you two would be great parents. I love reading about the relationships you have with your family, and this will be one lucky baby!

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Marcheline
Feb 23, 2013

I just have to jump in here and mention that several of my VERY SHORT comments have been relegated to the spam bin by your website, and here comes Sandy with "War and Peace" and SHE gets through the filter! It's so not fair, and I'm so not going to play with your spam filter at recess.

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Jane
Feb 23, 2013

Congrats from Australia Holly & Sean. Loved the way you made your announcement, both to your family and on this blog.

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Kristina
Feb 24, 2013

Oh, that is great news! I'm sure you'll enjoy your pregnancy with your usual sense of fun and verve (and color coordination!). My youngest daughter just got plunked herself down in my lap, and the fact that she's now 5'11" (not really lap-sized anymore...) really reinforces for me the need to savor every minute starting now. Have fun.

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Kat Hart
Feb 24, 2013

This is wonderful! Mam makes a glow in the dark pacifier they are awesome if you decide to use one.

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Elizabeth
Feb 24, 2013

@Marcheline your comment absolutely cracked me up!

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ruth
Feb 24, 2013

Ah that is lovely news for both of you. Many congratulations and I am sure your little one will be the most well travelled child in America!

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Sara
Feb 24, 2013

Congrats! I'm due with our first baby in July as well. Maybe we should all have a joint baby shower - Kate, Kim, Jessica, you, and me? I agree with everyone else - Making this into a baby blog is fine by me!

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Louise
Feb 25, 2013

Goodness, how did I miss this?? Congratulations Holly and Sean, what fantastic news!

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simon
Feb 25, 2013

Ha ha. Holly Burns, world's newest mommy blogger.

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annmarie
Feb 25, 2013

I have no idea how I even stumbled onto your site but that last post you wrote was the first time I ever read this blog. I don't even know who you are and will never meet you , but I was crying very hard throughout that entire post. Like you were my closest relative or something. It was embarrassing! Every single word of it was perfection. It's creepy when you cry over people you don't know. What's even more creepy is that when I went to bed that night I started thinking about the post again ( lunatic that I am) and I thought,hum, I bet she's due at the end of July. I have four kids and the oldest was born on July 28th, 1996! - good day for many people I would say :) I took my pregnancy test for her on Thanksgiving Day and so when I saw you mention that was near when you took yours I just started thinking about due dates and blah blah blah, I am babbling. No matter when the baby comes, congrats. It's the most exciting time in your life . Enjoy every minute! Good luck.

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kat
Feb 25, 2013

Again, so much YAY. Can I be annoying and suggest two things? One - the name "Kat" is a fabulous name. Kat or Katrick even. Also can I pimp my company? ye olde BabyCenter? :) I can't wait for all kinds of updates from you!

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Caroline
Feb 25, 2013

Congratulations! Such exciting news! I loved how you told your family. I'm due July 31st with my first and absolutely loved being able to tell family over the holidays.

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Denise
Feb 25, 2013

Woooo-hooooooo!! This is such wonderful news. I am just a few weeks behind you (due August 18) and was pretty pleased with myself to be pregnant at the same time as Kate Middleton.
We tried for 2.5 years before any success... so positive pregnancy test stories rank pretty high on my "Things that make we weep with joy" list. I am extremely happy for you and your husband. SO amazing. SO exciting.

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Emily
Feb 25, 2013

Congratulations from yet another internet stranger who had suspicions that lack of posts meant something exciting around the corner! Babies take up brain space from the very beginning, so you are already excused (and maybe encouraged?) to post about baby-related musings. Yay!

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Elaine
Feb 25, 2013

Congratulations!!! SO happy for you and Sean!! :D

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jill
Feb 25, 2013

Aw, this is so sweet and I'm tearing up all over again! And you've got me thinking of burgers. If you haven't yet gone, please visit Umami Burger on Union. (Not to be confused with Umami Sushi right off Union. Though they reportedly have a tasty burger there, as well. But no, you MUST go to Umami Burger, aka, heaven.)

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Lydia
Feb 26, 2013

Longtime reader who's always impressed by your ability to write so eloquently and delurking to say congratulations. V happy for you!

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Angela
Feb 26, 2013

I sincerely hope that you won't skimp on any baby-related talk! As the mother of two teenagers, I enjoy the nostalgia of the pregnancy/newborn wonder and excitement. Please let us live vicariously through you. Heaven knows I'm not ready to relive that through my teenagers!!

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Drusilla
Feb 26, 2013

I would just like to point out that babies born on July 28th are the best babies out there (which might or might not be related to the fact that I was born on July 28th), so I feel your little one should be encouraged to delay his/her appearance for that one extra day.

Congratulations, anyway. I'm sure you'll be phenomenal parents.

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Barbara Whiffen
Feb 26, 2013

Many, many, MANY congratulations!!! What an amazing/exciting/exhilarating time this is for you and Sean! My birthday is July 27 and I think it's the BEST day to be born!

ps. I can't wait to see how you decorate the nursery :)

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Allison
Feb 26, 2013

It's so odd to be so excited for someone I've never met, but from a gal who's been reading this blog since before you got married: Congratulations! That is going to be one cute, well-dressed kiddo.

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Sam
Feb 26, 2013

I am so very excited for you! I have been reading along forever and ever - and once I had a dream about you with your blog name on a Sonic sign, remember that? So thrilled for y'all.

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Maren
Feb 28, 2013

Awww! July babies are the best! (me, my hubs, my #1 son)And they are big enough by the time it gets colder that you aren't super worried about them freezing, and they are *just* the right age by spring and summer to be super duper fun, and you can run and play outside. And you capitalized on the best part - Christmas announcing. We did both of our sons in our Christmas cards as an extra signature (Pete, Mandy, and ???-Due July 3) It was so fun knowing exactly when people opened their mail based on the texts of congratulations we got!

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jonniker
Mar 03, 2013

You don't have to not talk about it, you know. It's your life, and your life is why people read you and this is, uh, kind of a big part of it.

It's fun. Babies are fun. You're going to have a blast and pregnancy is SO WEIRD and kind of awful at times, and just trust me, you're going to want to talk about it a lot and you SHOULD.

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Savvy in San Francisco
Mar 04, 2013

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